Parents Don’t Need Lawyer in Ed Cases
From the Washington Post:
Parents Don't Need Lawyer in Ed Cases
By MARK SHERMAN
The Associated Press
Monday, May 21, 2007; 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The decision came in the case of an autistic boy from Ohio, whose parents argued they were effectively denied access to the courts because they could not afford a lawyer.
Federal law gives every child the right to a free appropriate public education, which in the case of special needs children sometimes means enrollment in a private facility. (keep reading)